20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Orchid Bee

Unaggressive and showing little fear of humans, orchid Bees are photogenic, iridescent pollinators found throughout the tropics of the Americas. They are important members of tropical forest ecosystems, but they are also unique among bees - they do not produce any honey.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Costa Rica
Camera: Canon EOS RP
Copyright: © Matthew Keller